Veeam Backup Server Sizing

VMware specific discussions

Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Veeam Logoby Treeeman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:07 pm

Hello,

i have following Environment:
10x ESXi 5.5 Hosts
1x EMC VNX FC Storage
80x VMs (95% Windows OS, 5% Linux)

My ESXi Hosts and my EMC VNX Storage are connected together with a 8GB/s FC Switch Infrastructure.

My Needs:
- Direct-SAN Backup
- minimum 6 Concurrent Jobs
- No Replication needed
- Tape-Offloading

My Server will be a single Hardware Machine with direct attach to my SAN. Additionally i plan to attach a HP StoreEver MSL2024 Tape Library for Tape-Offloading.
I read the System Requirements. Because i will install all Veeam Roles (Backup Server, VMware Backup Proxy, Enterprise Manager, etc.) i am not sure how much CPU and RAM Ressources i should use. Please give me a feedback what i should use.

Thanks.
Kind Regards
Marco
Treeeman
Enthusiast
 
Posts: 67
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:30 am

Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:33 pm

Marco, if you are going to assign several roles to a single Veeam B&R management server, then corresponding system requirements should be summed up. Note, that system requirements for Veeam B&R backup server are given with default proxy server (which is installed as a part of Veeam B&R installation) in mind.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14743
Liked: 1081 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Veeam Logoby Treeeman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:38 pm

Thanks!
Treeeman
Enthusiast
 
Posts: 67
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:30 am

Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Veeam Logoby Treeeman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:41 pm

One off-topic question:
I read SQL Express is only for a small-scale Production Environment. Is my Environment "small-scale"?
Treeeman
Enthusiast
 
Posts: 67
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:30 am

Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:49 pm

Yes, SQL Express is fine for environments up to 500 VMs.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14743
Liked: 1081 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Veeam Logoby Treeeman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:55 pm

Thanks again!
Have a nice day.
Treeeman
Enthusiast
 
Posts: 67
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:30 am

[MERGED] When should you not use SQL express?

Veeam Logoby ampsonic » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:13 pm

The installation guide suggests using SQL express only for "small environments" and using a full sql instance when you have "a lot of vms". Is there a more specific recommendation on when you should switch to a full sql server?
ampsonic
Lurker
 
Posts: 1
Liked: never
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:12 pm

Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:21 am

BTW, what is your virtual infrastructure size and how often do you want to run your jobs?
Vitaliy S.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 19564
Liked: 1102 times
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 am
Full Name: Vitaliy Safarov


Return to VMware vSphere



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: accf, mamdouh, Yahoo [Bot] and 40 guests